January 22, 2013
Eastlake High School has hired Skyline High School defensive coordinator Don Bartel as its new football coach.
Bartel previously spent three years at Eastlake as a defensive coordinator and also served as the head coach at Enumclaw for four years before joining the Skyline staff this season. He served as the Spartans’ defensive coordinator and helped lead them to a 14-0 season and a Class 4A state championship in his only year there.
He now moves just a mile down the road to Eastlake.
October 28, 2011
NEW — 11:45 a.m. Oct. 28, 2011
The Liberty High School girls cross country team showed that history does repeat itself.
The Patriots, with four runners cracking the 20-minute mark, captured the Sea-King District 3A championship for the second straight year Thursday at Lake Sammamish State Park.
Liberty finished with 69 points. Mercer Island, which won the KingCo Conference 3A title the previous week, and Lakeside, of the Metro League, were second with 75 points.
The previous week Liberty finished second at the KingCo championships. It was a repeat of last year when Mercer Island won the KingCo title and Liberty was second only to see the Patriots come back to win the district championship.
October 25, 2011
It was the perfect exclamation point to a jubilant and historic moment for the Eastlake High School football team.
The lights literally went out at Eastlake as players celebrated defensive back Sean McDonald’s fumble recovery with 31.2 seconds left Oct. 21 that sealed the victory for the Wolves.
October 22, 2011
NEW — 12:30 a.m. Oct. 22, 2011
It was the perfect exclamation point to a jubilant and historic moment for Eastlake football.
The lights literally went out at Eastlake High School as Eastlake players celebrated Sean Macdonald’s fumble recovery with 31.2 seconds left that sealed the victory for the Wolves.
October 18, 2011
Plagued by interception trouble and a tough Eastlake Wolves’ defense and special teams, the Issaquah High School Eagles fell, 44-17, in KingCo 4A Conference play Oct. 14.
Eastlake, The Seattle Times’ No. 1 ranked 4A school in the state, handed the Eagles their second loss of the season.
October 18, 2011
Just when it looked like the momentum was turning, Skyline High School quarterback Max Browne wasn’t feeling it.
Jackson’s Trevor Hodge had just hit a 41-yard field goal in a string of 10 points for the Timberwolves, leaving host Skyline behind, 24-21. Browne wasn’t fazed.
“Scared? No way,” Browne said. “Every drive we got stopped, we were stopping ourselves. I knew Jackson would have to outscore us to beat us. I knew they would have a tough time doing that.”
Browne’s gut feeling was dead on. Skyline ran off 28 unanswered points in the second half to coast to a 49-24 nonleague victory Oct. 14 before a happy homecoming crowd at Skyline.
October 14, 2011
NEW — 11 p.m., Oct. 14, 2011
Plagued by interception trouble and a tough Eastlake Wolves defense, the Issaquah High School Eagles fell 44-17 in KingCo 4A Conference play Friday.
It was only the team’s second loss of the season. Eastlake (7-0) is the No. 2 ranked school in the state.
October 11, 2011
If you’re headed to watch the Issaquah High School Eagles take on the Eastlake High School Wolves on Oct. 14, be sure to look out for members of the Army and Marines in their Humvees.
The service members will be at the game to help garner support for Operation Bald Eagle, a Sammamish-based organization that supports military families and those who have lost a loved one in the line of duty.
Jeff Mitchell, the founder, and Dr. Mark Nelson’s Sammamish office staff will collect basic school supplies for military families, as well as general supplies for care packages, which they will send to troops overseas. Operation Bald Eagle will also conduct a raffle for a chance to win an iPad.